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adults. among the adults the shooter's mother nancy lanza also teacher vicki soto. the mother nancy may have been a volunteer or substitute teacher at the school. one of the other adults killed was 47-year-old dawn hochsprung the school's principal. we p want to go live with the latest in newtown, connecticut. >> good morning. any minute we expect police will release the names of the victims as the community begins to process the unimaginable horror of students lost at school. >> it all started on a seemingly ordinary day in the most unlikeliest places a sleepy new england town one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hook school. caller is indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza seen as a teenager here came to the school wearing
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a bulletproofed vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. they have recovered more than 3 weapons. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid inside of my class, i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was really scary for all of us. >> hours before police say lanza had shot his mother in her home and headed to the school where he killed 26 people mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended they led students to a schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then our teacher hold the first person's hand and she led us out. >> frantic parents arrived at the school simply hoping to find their children alive. >> heartbreaking. it is heartbreaking. >> authorities are still searching for answers. >> we will go backwards as far
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as we have to go in this investigation. hopefully we will stumble on answers. >> they are questioning his brother ryan and father peter to find out what happened. the horror still doesn't seem real residents say. >> should i be pinched to see if it really is real. it's heart wrenching. >> feels like a dream and a bad dream. >> it's a nightmare. >> some of the bodies have been moved from the school. we expect the rest will be removed later today. connecticut does not have muf ned cal exam -- enough medical examiners and will ask for help. thank you. as timon reported the shooter has been identified as adam lanza. this is a picture of him from 2005 abc news reports he gained access to the school by breaking a glass window near the front
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door. a few hours from now a prayer vigil is expect to do take place in san francisco as the aids memorial grove. vigils popped up all over the country including this one at mill valley where 20 people turned out to remember the victims in connecticut. we have more on another vigil held in walnut creek last night. this candlelight vigil came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley month refelt compelled to do something after watching news reports through out the day. >> our hearts are broken but when we gather here like this it shows our spirits aren't broken. >> among those in the crowd were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through a friend or on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me he had a conversation with them about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him up from school. >> i thought it was important for them to know what happened.
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usually i try to shield them from events but this was too close. >> she helped them understand what families are going through. >> i can't image going to the school hoping that it wasn't my child in classroom, but at the same time it wasn't then you are horrified by the fact that that was my daughter's best friend in that classroom. >> bill miller is head of the classroom in walnut creek. >> i talked to them and said these are our children. these were our stur dents. these were my teachers these were our teachers. these were our colleagues that fell. >> a couple dozen people turned out for the vigil in walnut creek. they left behind a candle and a card and flowers to honor those who were killed in connecticut on friday. >> here is a vigil of one in san jose. the mother of a 6-year-old
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shared this photo with us on twitter. the young boy is lighting a handle for the children at newtown some his age. the sign reads san jose loves shes, connecticut. sandy hook elementary school. it has been emotional for parents. you may be wondering how to talk to your children about what happened. the season of psychology at santa clara university says you need to deal with your own feelings fear, anger anxiety and then speak to your child calmly and listen intently. the time to do it is now before your child sees this somewhere else. >> i would talk today. i don't think it's worth waiting until the end of the weekend or waiting until there's a right moment. the moment is now. the kids are experiencing this. they have to understand what does this mean when an elementary school has this kind of tragedy. >> the doctor says you should
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reassure your kids they are safe in school before they go back to class on monday. we have more coming up in this newscast. stay with abc 7 news for continuing coverage. you can receive urgent updates on your smart phone by downloading our free abc 7 news app and opting for the push notificatio notifications. sign up at abcnews.com. we are also updating our facebook page at facebook.com/abc 7 news and on twitter at abc 7 news bay area. time now to check in with lisa argin for a check of the forecast. >> we have a weak weather system that should bring us rain later on today. here's a look at how far north it is. you can see lleyton and ukia. it will take some time to get here. before then we have dry but cold conditions. it is 32 in livermore. good morning antioch.
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36 san francisco and 32 and fog in the north bay around santa rosa. heading out the door dry and cold upper 20s to the mid 40s. by this afternoon light rain develops with lower 50s. we will keep the showers in the forecast through out the evening hours. i will tell you how much rain to expect for the rest of the weekend and the week ahead. keep the umbrellas handy. >> will do. thank you lisa. our coverage of the deadly elementary school shootling continues. up next you will hear two young brothers describe the day that will forever change their lives. more on the school tragedy in connecticut. stay with us. 6ñzp
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everything was just normal as a regular friday morning would be to everyone. and then it all just changed. >> then it all just changed. >> it all changed. >> that's how brothers ethan and ben 4th grade students at sandy hooks elementary school described the chaos when the first shots were fired. we have live coverage on abc 7 news this morning. there will be a special edition of "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 near red top road last night. authorities tell us the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by the honda you see there. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. an 82-year-old man is facing
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felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a tear fy rrifying that took three lives today in san mateo county. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene after the crash on i 280. the tan lex sis pulled next to the median. it was then this volkswagon swerved and crashed into the lexus. >> four people total. 3 of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> killed at the scene a woman in her 40s a 28-year-old man and 28-year-old woman. it wasn't immediately clear who was inand outside of the car. the extent of the damage and force of impact are important clues for investigators. >> fespeed was a factor. >> driver of this black volkswagon is an 82-year-old man from the bay area. he was taken to sanford medical
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center for nonlife threatening injuries. once released he will face felony charges of vehicular manslaughter. it caused a traffic backup for miles. >> investigators say neater alcohol or drugs were found near the crash. >> meteorologist lisa argin here next with a look at what we can expect this weekend. all over the place. >> very seasonal. we are less than a week away from the official starts of winter. cold temperatures below freezing in parts of our valleys. right now here is a look at emeriville where we have 40s a little milder close tore the bay. i will talk about rain today. a little bit and less tomorrow.
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and nondescript. they asked the university to go back to the classic logo it used for 144 years. the space agency will intentionally crash the two probes into a cliff near the lunar north pole. they launched the grail mission in september of last year. it has been a huge success. it will end with a bank it sounds like. >> here on earth. >> it is quiet and cold this morning. no rain yet. we are expecting rain not only today but tomorrow as well. here is a live look from our roof camera. more clouds in the north bay. the lower clouds bringing fog around the bay. we have clear skies central coast. 7 degrees in trucky. show ago little light rain well up to the north near
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lleytonville. it is 89, 90 miles away. you can see more of it. good morning livermore 32 for you with fog developing. 46 in san francisco. 40 mountain view, 38 in san jose. quarter mile visibility in livermore. mile and a quarter in santa rosa. elsewhere with the clear conditions it is chilly all of the way down to san jose. we have the cold temperatures and the rain developing by the afternoon. maybe before that in the north bay. chance of showers lingers through tomorrow. another system behind it that will give a little more precip by late sunday into your morning commute. nothing too significant until perhaps the end of next week. here is a look at what's to come. you can see the clouds to the
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north and west of us. here is the weak system. spreads over the bay little sunshine across the central coast and south bay this morning. clouds and rain through out the later afternoon in san jose. well up to the north we have cold air already at the -- in the valleys. snow level looking for snow around lake county. there is the light rain. you may miss it you may not see much at all. but through 11:00 a chance of showers in the north bay. by sunday we are favoring the north bay sunday morning. not a whole lot going on sunday afternoon. overnight hours into sunday morning that's the next system with more mild conditions a little more rain as well. trace amounts in the south bay a tenth in the east bay. four tenths perhaps in the east bay. look at that only 45 degrees up there. 51 fremont. low 50s, 51 hollister.
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here's a look ahead you notice we are staying cool with a chance of rain every day except tuesday is looking more spotty and wednesday looking at more sunshine. not warming up too much. seasonal and we have winter arriving in less than a week. there goes. >> feels like it's here right now. >> thank you, lisa. the nba observed moments of sigh enlens before each of the games last night to honor the school shooting victims in connecticut. this was the scene on espn last night in denver where fans were asked to stand before the start of the nuggets grizzly game. larry veal begins our sports with the warriors and magic. >> good morning everybody. sports clearly a diversion after what we saw yesterday in connecticut. with that in mind we will start with the warriors trying to keep their road trip going in orlando. five wins that's the most the warriors have had on east coast trip since 1962. they did not have it in this game. welcome to the block party. orlando blocked 10 shots in the
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first half. magic 7-13 against the rest of the league 2-0 against golden state. jj redic beats the buzzer. he had 16. david lee bringing it. 24 points 15 rebounds, his 6th double double in a row. nelson making it look easy. successful road trip. they will end the trip tonight in atlanta. lakers trying to snap their four game skid against the last place. kobe bryant behind the back to dwight howard. 12 points for howard. with the wizards once every 10 years you get a good team. alley-oop to webster. here coming down the lane. somebody got a block out. nobody ever boxes out any more. lakers stopped the skid 102-96. still they are 10-14.
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the de la salle high school football team looks to fwin ther fourth state title against southern california. they are two wins shy of 400 in his fantastic career. he is openly talking about retirement. coach lad has led de la salle for 34 years. it is the one and only job he ever wanted. >> i wanted to be a high school teacher. i wanted to be at this school. that's when i was 24 years old. it never changed. never got wander lust or wanted to jump up a level. or anything like that. it has been very rewarding. it has been a good career. i have no regrets whatsoever. he is an amazing coach. the 49ers head to new england for the show down against the patriots. if the niners win they clinch the play off spot. everybody has been talking about the quarterback. but the best defensive weapon mr. frank gore. he reached the 1,000 yard mark
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for the 6th time in his career. the franchise record rushing touchdowns at 50. banged up for this season but he finds a way to block out the pain. >> in craig's case and a lot of the cases the love of the game, how much he loves football, how much he likes practicing and playing this game that plays a big part in making him such a durable guy week after week. >> and raiders host the chiefs on sunday. bay area favorite puts his wbo junior feather weight title on the line against the flexing jorge arsay. donar weighed in at 121 nanned. arsay had to take everything off to barely make weight at 122 pounds even. that is a wrap on morning sports. mike shoeman will be here at 5, 6 and 11:00 p.m. have a great weekend everybody. i am larry beal. >> our coverage continues.
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a community is in mourning today. we are waiting for a news conference about yesterday's elementary school shooting. plus -- >> to be absolutely quiet. i said there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy some life saving stories the teachers who kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> plus people across the bay area are gathering to mourn and remember the connecticut victims. i am kierra clapper live in golden gate park. i will tell you abo
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>> it is 6:28. these are live pictures from newtown connecticut. we are waiting for a news conference where authorities will give an update on the investigation. the investigation into the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school there are 27 victims. 20 of those are children leaving 7 adults. we also learned this morning the shooter adam lanza brought three guns into the school. the weapons were registered to his mother. this morning the community in mourning and asking why did this happen? >> all units the individual i have on the phone is continuing to hear what he believes to be
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gun shots. >> the first words are chilling it only got worse. >> they are reporting multiple fatalities involved in the shooting at the elementary school. >> with each new report the horrors deep pen. >> the number dead closer to 30 than to 20. sad employs of them are children. >> this morning we know the death toll is 27. 20 of those killed are children between the ages of 5 and 10. there are still many questions about friday's shooting at sandy hook elementary school. the most common one is why? >> in these times of trouble and then the unthinkable happens in our very midst. our faith is tested. >> as residents of newtown, connecticut came together in vigils friday night law enforcement officials continue to work at the scene to piece together what happened. >> we consider an investigation like this to be massive. it's like a big puzzle. we have to put pieces together
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to draw a picture as to how and why this occurred. >> at the center of the puzzle adam lanza the 20-year-old identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record before entering the school friday morning dressed in black fatigues and a military vest. he was found dead in the classroom apparently by his own hand. a former classmate who knew lanza during grammar school described him as quiet. >> he was quiet. he stuk to h-- stuck to himself. i don't know if you could say you could predict this. >> mourners at the u.s. capital friday night at a vigil. nowhere is the sadness more palpable than in this small community. >> really struggle to find the words as to what happened. >> even an emotional president obama had to fight back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter, and we will tell them that we love them and we will remind
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each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old dawn hochsprung the school's principal. former colleagues say she was known for her playful passion. just a month ago she dressed up as the sandy hook book fairy wearing a crown and a dress that lighted up to inspire first graders to read. numerous relatives of the gunman adam lanza including his brother ryan and father peter. police say the shooting spree began by shooting his mother if he family home and left with two we are learning three guns one of them a rifle. the new york times reports he fired with chilling accuracy leaving only one wounded survivor at the school. authorities believe he then shot himself to death. abc news learned both of his parents legally owned a number of guns including a bushmaster
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rifle and we are just now learning through the associated press that the weapons used weren't registered to lanza's mother. a school bus driver who knew lanza said it was totally unexpected. >> they are nice kids. polite. she raised very nice boys to me. that's why i think it's a shock to even know them and realize who they are and what he did. when one teacher heard gun fire she raced to herd her 15 students into a tiny bathroom. a quick thinking frantic effort to save their young lives. listen as she describes what happened. >> one of my students on top of the toilet. i knew we had to get in there and telling them it's going to be okay. you are going to be all right. i had pulled the book shelf before i closed the door in front of it. we were completely barricaded in. i turned the lights off. i was afraid if he came in he would hear us he would start shooting the door. i said we need to be absolutely quiet. i said there are bad guys out there now and we need to wait
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for the good guys. i am hearing the gun fire in the hallway. i am thinking in my mind i am the first classroom. why isn't he coming. i am thinking as a 6-year-old, 7-year-old what are your thoughts, what are your -- i am thinking that i have to almost be the parent, like i have to tell them, you know -- i said to them, i need you to know that i love you all very much. and that it is going to be okay. i thought it was the last thing they were ever going to hear. i thought we were all going to die. you know, i don't know if that's okay -- teachers and -- i wanted them to know someone loves them and i wanted that to be one of the last things they heard not the gun fire in the hallway. >> 20/20 ang kwoer chris cuomo spoke to parents as they rushed to the school. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened?
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>> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom?
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>> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened there today happened, and it's over. okay? you have to be happy that you are okay. are you okay? i didn't even check you out. are you all right. what happened here in the front? did you have teeth here this morning when you went there? >> no. >> all right. you know you are missing all of the teeth in front. you are aware of that? christmas list mated? >> uh-huh. >> sent to santa? >> yes. >> how long is the list? >> 2 pieces of paper. >> that was abc's chris cuomo reporting. here in the bay area small groups of people are creating vigils to remember the victims. abc 7 news reporter is live in golden gate park with more on one that is planned for this morning. >> katie, a group called faith
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studio is sponsoring the vigil here at the aids memorial grove in golden gate park. the public is welcome. it is set for 8:00 a.m. as you can image it's not the first time bay area residents are gathering to honor and remember those who died. last night in mill valley 20 people gathered in sorrow. people of all ages remembered the 27 people lost to such brazen violence. we spoke to one sophomore who came to grieve. she said she came to actake action. she and other students can feel safe in school once again. >> it is important to come together in moments like this. this shouldn't be what happens here. this is- -- we should be able to live in a safe place and be able to walk our streets and be a community without having to worry for our lives, and this should never, ever happen.
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and across the bay in walnut creek two dozen mourners gathered. parents brought their elementary aged school children in hopes of getting them to understand what the families in connecticut are going through. again here in just about an hour and a half this morning a vigil is planned in golden gate park at the aids memorial grove. it is unclear how many people will attend but the public is welcome and encouraged to come. reporting live kierra clapper abc 7 news. >> thank you, kierra. officials across the area from fielding calls from concerned parents. a few parents took their kids home. many school districts also sent a letter home to reassure parents their children are safe at school. abc news reporter allen wong has more from oakland. >> as news of the tragedy in connecticut spread, so did a sense of insecurity in schools across the bay area. >> it reminded me to appreciate what i have and to draw my loved ones closer.
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>> in oakland city police officers were available for any schools to offer safety advice and a sense of reassurance. >> it is totally wrong. because like they are killing little kids. >> in union city the school district will have the first ever active shooter drill next march. officials are keenly aware of how this tragedy might affect younger students. >> with younger children it's a fire drill like earthquake drill like maneuver where you are reassuring your children and moving the children around. >> district psychologists were coaching faculty members on how to spot signs of distress in kids and how to respond when they come back next week. >> let them know every once in a while this kind of thing does happen but it rarely happens and there are adults there that they can go to when they are feeling afraid. >> in san francisco it was gut check time. school officials were reexamining safety plans that have been in place since the
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columbine massacre. since then police say the tactics have changed. >> we take immediate action. we know lives are at stake and if there's an mediacy our officers are told to gather and engage. >> i am allen wong, abc 7 news. president obama is using his weekly address to ask all americans to keep the victims and violence in mind. >> as a nation we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. we have to come together and we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. the president asked each american to extend a hand to families in their own communities who have lost loved
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ones to violence. as developments continue to unfold in connecticut you can receive urgent updates by downloading the free abc 7 news smart phone app. you should opt for the push notifications. we have updates on twitter as well. please follow on news bay area and the web team is sending out updates as well. you can sign up for the breaking news letter at abc7news.com. up next, new calls for gun control as people struggle with the tragedy in connecticut others are think being how to prevent it from happening again. the scene in connecticut is all too familiar in columbine, colorado. residents there are reaching out to people of newtown. our coverage of the school tragedy in connecticut continues tragedy in connecticut continues in just a moment.oducing nook h-
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>> gun control is being debated after the tragic school shooting in connecticut. taus a conversation taking place in the nation's capitol and here at home. >> please layout a plan of action on how we can address the gun violence in our community. >> the school shooting gave rise to an anti gun rally.
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in california we have the strongest gun laws in the country as by the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >> they have theest fatality rates of gun fire in the nation. >> they are considering reintroducing a bill that closes the loophole in assault weapons ban. they are in favor of more restrictions. he says the current laws are fine. >> isolated incidents it's tragic but we can't knee jerk and think that's going to solve the problem. it's really not. they are wanting to do something bad they are going to figure out a way to do it. >> others feel something needs to change. >> just watching the prevalence of gun violence in our society i can't stand by and watch that.
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>> need to look inside the mirror and take a look and realize we change a few things how we deal with guns and the way we issue society as well as how we encourage violence in society. >> he is reporting we have not heard any. facebook page was unavailable most of yesterday. you will remember this day april 20th, 1999. the nation was horrified with television images of high school students running for their lives at columbine high school in denver. two students shot other students and one teacher killing them injuring 21 others before fatally shooting themselves. the principal of columbine is still the principal today. >> my advice to them is they are not in this alone. >> denver now has detailed
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diagrams for all of the schools and has taken steps to limit access points for better security. he does not think gun control or tougher law also not prevent mass killings. we have the forecast which we need to keep a close eye on. >> that's right. we have light rain headed our way. right now dry and cold. in fact from our east bay camera you can see the pretty clouds out there. the areas at producing temperatures well below freezing in some spots. i will explain and when the rain arrives next coming up. >> thank you, lisa. bay area students write letters to santa. they are not asking what they want for christmas the letters a little rendezvous.♪
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b we are talking about a little bit of snow. low snow levels for the foothills but not a lot of accumulation. they can make the snow and it will be staying there because we are looking at very chilly systems to head our way in the next several days. a look from our camera you can see the clouds in parts of san francisco. numbers in the 40s. live doppler 7 h. d. and we have light rain that is off the coast and mainly to the north and west of us. it is a weak system that will continue to develop and spread light rain our way through out the midday and the north bay. later in the afternoon parts of the south bay on the west side tomorrow. 36 degrees from the city. 41 for you fremont. 41 by the delta.
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you are at 29 last hour fy fairfield. it is freezing with fog in santa rosa and freezing in livermore with quarter mile visibility there. less than that in navado. better visibility but you have the trade-off with partly cloudy skies and freezing conditions around the areas that have the clear conditions. in the 30s in san jose well. cold and chilly. temperatures light rain developing. we look for the chance of showers through the north bay mainly tomorrow. you will have a few light rainshowers around. next system heads our way monday. this looks like a little wetter system. you will notice that the clouds are to the north of us. they will sink to the south and not bringing a lot of radiation. under the clouds we are looking at light rain. here's the timing of it as we go through the morning hours parts of the north bay looking wet.
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temperatures only in the 40s. >> lisa, thank you. as the tragedy continues to unfold in connecticut it is good to remind us there is good in the world. we share a story of hope and love.
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students wrote letters to santa asking him to grant a wish to kick sids as part of the make a wish campaign. leeann mendez has this story. >> how many letters did our second graders here. >> this is only a few of the thousands of kids in fremont who wrote a wish on a piece of paper. >> i wished about my family and friends that my mom and dad have a great time in their life and to not have to have trouble with it. >> children stay out of the hospital and stfeeling better about themselves being out. >> the teachers organized the product. >> it can be people close to them or children from make a wish. it could be some of the kids read about what they wish for for obama. >> for each letter macy's donated $2 to make a wish foundation. they have life threatening
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medical conditions like shelby. she arrived in a limo and had a shopping spree at walnut creek today before lying off in january to meet justin bieber. students from the fremont school district and parents imaged to write more than 41,000 letters. >> sometimes when i do it i am hurt b -- my hands hurt but i keep on doing it. >> they receive 80,000 dollars which will be spent on granting wishes to about 8 big children. >> if you are in pain you don't have much to do you can't go out anywhere. >> we want our kids to learn to pay it forward, to think of others first. and plus we are getting them to write. >> he told us his baby sister had been sick. he mentioned her in his letter. >> i hope she gets better. >> she is better now. >> the power of believing.
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>> the victims have been identified. it is not clear if the names will be released. 27 victims. 20 children.
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the mother nancy lanza of the shooter is one of them. there is no records she works for the schools. she may have been a volunteer or a substitute. we are learning this morning the shooter adam lanza brought three guns into the school and the weapons are registered to his mother. abc news reports lanza gaye access to the school by breaking a glass window near the front door. you can express condolences to those touched by the school tragedy on facebook page. we invite you to share your thoughts at facebook.com/abc 7 news. you can post this badge to your facebook wall for a silent show of support to everyone at newtown, connecticut. thank you for joining us on the abc 7 saturday morning news. abc 7 news continues at 8:00 a.m. go"good morning
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evil visited this community today. >> good morning, america. this morning, tragedy at the elementary school. >> i actually prayed to god. >> new details unfold overnight about this horrific crime. so hard to comprehend. >> we were like all scared. >> 27 dead. most of them children. the principal gunned down. and breaking, new information this morning about the shooter. >> it was terrifying.